Events such as Trafigura's illegal dumping of toxic waste in Côte d’Ivoire and BP's environmentally disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have highlighted ethical issues in international business at a time when business leaders, academics and business schools were reflecting on their own responsibilities following the global financial crisis. The scope and scale of the global operations of multinational businesses means that decisions taken in different parts of the world have far reaching consequences beyond the national settings where employees are located or where firms are registered and as such, an awareness of these responsibilities needs to be integrated into all levels and all subjects.

Using four guiding principles – a critical multi-level approach rooted in the tradition of European social theory, a comparative and international perspective, a global rather than just a European or American stand point and engaging with subject-specific issues this book aims to 'mainstream' business ethics into the work of teachers and students in business schools. This comprehensive volume brings together contributions from a range of experts in different areas of business studies thereby facilitating and encouraging a move away from business ethics being a box to be ticked to being an integrated consideration across the business disciplines.

This impressive book brings ethical considerations back to the heart of the business curriculum and in doing so, provides a companion for the progressive business student throughout their university career.

part |46 pages


chapter |19 pages

Ethics as Social Critique

ByPatrick O’Sullivan

chapter |12 pages

Levels of Critique

A methodological framework for the study of ethics and morality in business
ByPatrick O’Sullivan

chapter |13 pages

The Ethical Management of Ethics

Fostering ethical behaviour in corporations
ByIon Copoeru

part |52 pages

Organizational strategy

chapter |14 pages

The Impact of Ethics on The Issues of Organizational Congruence

ByWilliams Lloyd C.

chapter |12 pages

Ethical Issues of Reification and Recognition in Hrm

A Critical Social Theory perspective
ByGazi Islam

chapter |13 pages

Private Vices, Business Virtues?

The institutional strategy of legitimated online gambling in Italy
ByCarmelo Mazza

part |68 pages

Finance and economics

chapter |17 pages

The Ethical and Social Dimensions of Executive Compensation

ByTerence Tse, Khaled Soufani, Lucie Roux

chapter |16 pages

The Ethics of The Banker

Reflections on the banker's economic and societal functions, or how history requires us to reflect on the role of banks in society
BySandrine Ansart, Virginie Monvoisin

chapter |13 pages

Islamic Finance Revisited

A brief review with the Singapore example
ByHabibullah Khan, Omar K. M. R. Bashar

chapter |20 pages

Ethical Issues in The Policy Response to The 2008 Financial Crisis

Moral hazard in central banking and the equity of bailout
ByAlojzy Z. Nowak, Patrick O’Sullivan

part |53 pages

Organizational behaviour

chapter |10 pages

Ethics and Management

The essential philosophical and psychological basis of ethical management driven by a progressive company
ByLoïck Roche

chapter |12 pages

Mindfulness as A Mediator Between the Effective and The Ethical Manager

ByDominique Steiler, Raffi Duymedjian

chapter |15 pages

A Cultural Appreciation of Diversity of Ethical Strategies

Examples from European business
ByTaran Patel

chapter |14 pages

Employee Surveillance and The Modern Workplace

ByMarko Pitesa

part |64 pages

Marketing and innovation

chapter |15 pages

Ethics and Marketing

ByDavid Bevan

chapter |16 pages

Deeper Into The Consumer's Mind

Market research and ethics
ByCaroline Cuny

chapter |13 pages

Social and Societal Marketing

Applications for public policy makers and companies
ByCarolina O. C. Werle

chapter |18 pages

Designing For a Better World

ByJosiena Gotzsch

part |61 pages

HRM and employee relations

chapter |16 pages

‘You Take The High Road…’

Analysing the ethical dimensions of high performance work systems
ByKeith Whitfield, Rachel Williams, Sukanya Sengupta

chapter |15 pages

Ethical Challenges In Business Coaching

ByPauline Fatien Diochon

chapter |15 pages

Ethical Issues for International Human Resource Management

The case of recruiting the family?
ByMark Smith, Christelle Tornikoski

chapter |14 pages

Competency Management

Between managerial development and ethical questioning
ByPierre-Yves Sanséau

part |10 pages

The ethical future?

chapter |8 pages


Towards an ethical future for business?
ByPatrick O’Sullivan